What is .au?
The .au web name is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Australia.
Australia with its estimated population of 22,886,078, ranks as the 1st most populous country in Oceania.
The .au domain name already the 2nd most popular ccTLD (country code top-level domain) used in Oceania.
There are more than 2,546,726 .au domains.
This means that people like and trust this domain name.
You can register your own .au domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .au ccTLD (country code top-level domain) registration started in 1986.
Who can register .au domain?
Both individuals and legal entities are allowed to buy and register a domain with a .au extension.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .au extension?
A .au domain name could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Australia.
In Australia the first language is English.
English is the 1st most used website language in the world.
A website with a .au extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues.
Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?
The main characteristics restrictions of a domain name:
Characters allowed in a .au domain: (abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789-).
A domain name may begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
The domain can neither start nor end with hyphens.
Although the character "-" is allowed inside the name, but cannot have two hyphens in a row.
It can’t contain stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) or other special characters or space.
The minimum length of a domain under the top level domain .au is 2 characters, the maximum length is 63 characters.
The domain that does not follow the above criterias will not be accepted for registration.
Domain name registration term allowance:
The .au web name registration interval: 1-10 years registration are permitted at a time.
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